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1525 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118-2016
(617) 247-7747
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Ranked #111 of 2,852 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
Sun - Wed 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thu - Sat 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Boston's South End
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

This is a local for a friend of ours, we were taken there for dinner on our second last night in Boston. It was amazing. We had tempura artichoke hearts to start, which were mouth wateringly delicious! The Bolognese is delicious - I had the salmon special which was nice, but I wished I ordered the Bolognese after tasting my... More 

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Whitehouse, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

was there on time for our reservation. Was told by unfriendly greeter we'd have to wait a few minutes., went to bar to get a drink after a fifteen minutes asked about our table. we were seated right away. looks like she forgot about us - or punished us. We were put in the back back back near the back... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Loved the bar scene! Music was great & bartender on point! Then the food, oh the delicious dishes we tried! Martinis are made VERY well, the food was coming out quickly and the vibe was hip, metro and keeps me coming back! Go for linguine with the poached egg!

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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107 reviews 107 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We had a lovely brunch for over 20 family members here this past weekend and had a great time. They put us in a separate room all to ourselves which was super. The drinks were fine and the brunch entrees were just right for that time of the day......and did not break the budget of the person paying! Our only... More 

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Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Having dined at many Italian restaurants, we chose this one based upon the "stellar" reviews online. Stella is located in the South End, and on-street parking was easy to find. We were struck by the friendly, positive, upbeat atmosphere of the staff and physical layout as soon as we walked in the door. We were promptly seated. Bread was fresh... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Having lived near Stella for many years, it became one of the staples in my restaurant rotation. It came as no surprise that we did our post-wedding brunch at Stella. The food is always great and the service as well. They are also able to accommodate slightly larger tables which makes it a popular spot for groups.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Ate here on a recommendation from a local. Really good food (bolognese), but the staff were completely uninterested and offered minimum service with no customer interaction.

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New York City, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Had a seasonal pumpkin spiced cocktail that was light and refreshing. The arancini and fried artichokes were delicious. Main dishes were good, bolognese and spaghetti and meatballs..so not the most creative. Pecan pie for dessert was a 10. The esthetic is stark, clean and white...modern and comfortable. The staff hustled. Job well done.

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Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Our night was originally heading to Toro for Spanish tapas, but as soon as we arrived we were informed of a 2hr wait time for a table/1hr for the bar... Yeah right. Thankfully our Uber driver had anticipated this and recommended we try Stella across the street if we couldn't find seating. What an awesome recommendation! We walked the 2... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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184 reviews 184 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Don't miss the Crudo misto. We usually share here tapas style dishes to get as many tastes as possible, and you can prder here 2 halfs pastas which is great. We also like the Artichoke hearts. The Linguini. The Papardele bolognese (I never thought a bolognese can surprise)

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Additional Information about Stella

Address: 1525 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118-2016
Phone Number: (617) 247-7747
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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